The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with custom modifications to it in accordance with Agile and Lean values helped Seamless Payments to go through a period of organizational growth and prepare for further growth. This article describes the change that was done using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas.
Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns. Till now he has published blogs on Kanban Portfolio View and Portfolio Management in the series.
This article features highlights from interviews on the state of practice and challenges in release engineering space. Interview questions cover topics like metrics, continuous delivery's benefits. 1
Sriram Narayan’s book – Agile IT Organization Design, provides a basis for reviewing and reshaping the IT organization to equip it better for the digital age.
The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.
This article contains an extensive interview on the microservices adoption process, the benefits and difficulties of implementing microservices, with representatives from Gilt, Hailo and nearForm. 5
Book author Paul Swartout shares his view on cultural challenges to DevOps adoption and how the rise of mobile and microservices impacts Continuous Delivery approaches, among other topics.
Dean Leffingwell’s “Leading SAFe LiveLessons” - training videos are based on Lean-Agile transformation concepts at enterprise level.
An interview with Craig Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility.
Finding ways to eliminate root causes of delays can improve flow. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize blockers that have most impact or are the quickest wins.
How do you get good flow? A common scenario in a software company is that too much is going on at once. We need a shift in mindset, to go from focus on resource efficiency to focus on flow efficiency.